Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 15,795 10,311 6,462
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 21.92% 19.56% 17.53%
As % of the General category 38.01% 36.70% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,341 7,325 4,679
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £475 £433 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £533 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.98% +2.40% +3.48%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £625
90th Percentile £788 £725 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 144 66
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.33 £11.25
25th Percentile £21.31 £12.30 £15.19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.70 £24.63
Median % change year-on-year +97.74% -28.12% +23.13%
75th Percentile £49.25 £27.06 £39.25
90th Percentile £65.75 £43.08 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £37.43 £17.90 £23.25
% change year-on-year +109.11% -23.01% +16.25%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 41,558 28,093 19,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 57.68% 53.29% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,241 18,962 12,723
10th Percentile £325 £306 £270
25th Percentile £445 £405 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £662 £619 £600
90th Percentile £771 £706 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,074 718
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £12.40
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £20.94 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.21% +4.68% -
75th Percentile £47.50 £41.33 £39.80
90th Percentile £60.90 £55.00 £52.65
UK median hourly rate £24.46 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.48% +5.00% +2.56%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London +1 11,123 £600 +9.09% 1,380
South East +4 1,303 £525 +10.53% 315
North of England 0 1,090 £500 +6.67% 338
Midlands +1 687 £500 +14.29% 247
South West +1 549 £525 +10.53% 172
North West +2 545 £515 +14.44% 180
West Midlands +4 535 £519 +19.94% 166
Yorkshire 0 515 £500 +5.26% 120
East of England +3 297 £500 +11.11% 88
East Midlands -9 149 £485 +10.48% 79
North East -6 31 £613 +48.04% 38
South Coast - 5 £800 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4,960 (31.40%) Agile
2 4,129 (26.14%) Social Skills
3 3,085 (19.53%) Banking
4 2,532 (16.03%) Azure
5 2,261 (14.31%) SQL
6 2,101 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,954 (12.37%) Project Management
8 1,869 (11.83%) Python
9 1,865 (11.81%) DevOps
10 1,822 (11.54%) AWS
11 1,803 (11.42%) Microsoft
12 1,682 (10.65%) Java
13 1,558 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
14 1,519 (9.62%) Change Management
15 1,498 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
16 1,419 (8.98%) CI/CD
17 1,373 (8.69%) Migration
18 1,355 (8.58%) Analytics
19 1,277 (8.08%) Scrum
20 1,237 (7.83%) Oracle
21 1,153 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
22 1,152 (7.29%) SAP
23 1,145 (7.25%) Project Delivery
24 1,128 (7.14%) JavaScript
25 1,111 (7.03%) Front Office
26 1,046 (6.62%) C#
27 1,000 (6.33%) Windows
28 976 (6.18%) Software Engineering
29 964 (6.10%) Public Sector
30 944 (5.98%) Risk Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 419 (2.65%) Confluence
2 360 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 210 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 158 (1.00%) Apache
5 77 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
6 75 (0.47%) IIS
7 60 (0.38%) SAS
8 59 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 55 (0.35%) CMS
10 50 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 48 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 41 (0.26%) JBoss
13 33 (0.21%) Mule
14 28 (0.18%) OpenStack
15 23 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
15 23 (0.15%) WebLogic
16 22 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 22 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
17 20 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 730 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 485 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 402 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 285 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 202 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 66 (0.42%) Sketch
7 50 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 42 (0.27%) InVision
9 22 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 22 (0.14%) Zeplin
10 21 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 14 (0.089%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.044%) Oracle Smart View
13 7 (0.044%) UserZoom
14 6 (0.038%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.038%) InDesign
14 6 (0.038%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.032%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 204 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 93 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 86 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
4 85 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 75 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 73 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 72 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 66 (0.42%) NetSuite
9 63 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 61 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
11 58 (0.37%) SAP CO
11 58 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
12 57 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
13 51 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
14 49 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
14 49 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
15 43 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
15 43 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 40 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
17 30 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,532 (16.03%) Azure
2 1,822 (11.54%) AWS
3 861 (5.45%) GCP
4 529 (3.35%) Power Platform
5 477 (3.02%) Microsoft 365
6 437 (2.77%) SaaS
7 415 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
8 334 (2.11%) Serverless
9 282 (1.79%) PaaS
10 266 (1.68%) GitHub
11 232 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
12 210 (1.33%) IaaS
13 201 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
14 173 (1.10%) Amazon S3
15 150 (0.95%) OpenShift
16 147 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
17 144 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
18 118 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
19 109 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
20 101 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 389 (2.46%) Firewall
2 231 (1.46%) DNS
3 187 (1.18%) Network Security
4 153 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 134 (0.85%) WAN
6 111 (0.70%) LAN
7 108 (0.68%) SAN
8 102 (0.65%) VPN
9 99 (0.63%) DHCP
10 92 (0.58%) Internet
11 69 (0.44%) SSL
12 66 (0.42%) HTTP
13 64 (0.41%) SD-WAN
14 63 (0.40%) Wireless
15 54 (0.34%) BGP
16 52 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
17 49 (0.31%) MPLS
18 48 (0.30%) Multicast
19 40 (0.25%) NAS
20 39 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 805 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 503 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 458 (2.90%) Power BI
4 363 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 299 (1.89%) Big Data
6 266 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 235 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 207 (1.31%) Data Lake
9 193 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 184 (1.16%) Tableau
11 179 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 165 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 161 (1.02%) MySQL
14 154 (0.97%) Hadoop
15 146 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 128 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
17 116 (0.73%) Metadata
17 116 (0.73%) RDBMS
18 93 (0.59%) DB2
19 81 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 925 (5.86%) JIRA
2 614 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 613 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 257 (1.63%) GitLab
5 203 (1.29%) Maven
6 188 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 165 (1.04%) Selenium
8 130 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 119 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 108 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
11 107 (0.68%) Cypress.io
12 105 (0.66%) Visual Studio
13 93 (0.59%) Gradle
14 90 (0.57%) Postman
15 81 (0.51%) JUnit
16 73 (0.46%) JMeter
17 70 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
18 69 (0.44%) Artifactory
19 59 (0.37%) Eclipse
20 58 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 4,129 (26.14%) Social Skills
2 3,085 (19.53%) Banking
3 1,558 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1,111 (7.03%) Front Office
5 964 (6.10%) Public Sector
6 796 (5.04%) Investment Banking
7 731 (4.63%) Marketing
8 710 (4.50%) Presentation Skills
9 694 (4.39%) Telecoms
10 620 (3.93%) Legal
11 598 (3.79%) Manufacturing
12 547 (3.46%) Retail
13 520 (3.29%) Financial Institution
14 459 (2.91%) Electronics
15 421 (2.67%) Influencing Skills
16 236 (1.49%) Back Office
17 232 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
18 178 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 161 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
20 147 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,857 (18.09%) Developer
2 2,679 (16.96%) Analyst
3 1,945 (12.31%) Project Manager
4 1,531 (9.69%) Architect
5 1,429 (9.05%) Business Analyst
6 718 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 702 (4.44%) Consultant
8 609 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
9 494 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
10 447 (2.83%) Python Developer
11 446 (2.82%) Senior Developer
12 435 (2.75%) Software Engineer
13 405 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
14 384 (2.43%) AWS Engineer
15 383 (2.42%) IT Manager
16 355 (2.25%) .NET Developer
17 349 (2.21%) Senior Manager
18 341 (2.16%) Programme Manager
19 332 (2.10%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 332 (2.10%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 929 (5.88%) .NET
2 871 (5.51%) React
3 518 (3.28%) HTML
4 466 (2.95%) Kafka
5 449 (2.84%) CSS
6 444 (2.81%) AngularJS
7 423 (2.68%) REST
8 381 (2.41%) Spring
9 309 (1.96%) Node.js
10 306 (1.94%) Spring Boot
11 294 (1.86%) .NET Core
12 282 (1.79%) RESTful
13 245 (1.55%) ASP.NET
13 245 (1.55%) Web Services
14 235 (1.49%) JSON
15 234 (1.48%) XML
16 202 (1.28%) .NET Framework
17 192 (1.22%) Pandas
18 173 (1.10%) HTML5
19 172 (1.09%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 567 (3.59%) Derivative
2 545 (3.45%) User Experience
3 509 (3.22%) Hedge funds
4 494 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 482 (3.05%) Equities
6 449 (2.84%) Fixed Income
7 439 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 410 (2.60%) Data Centre
9 317 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
10 293 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
11 292 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
12 262 (1.66%) Public Cloud
13 234 (1.48%) Virtual Team
14 212 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 211 (1.34%) Renewable Energy
16 198 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
17 183 (1.16%) Cloud Native
18 175 (1.11%) Mobile App
19 166 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
20 157 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,000 (6.33%) Windows
2 828 (5.24%) Linux
3 436 (2.76%) Unix
4 204 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 192 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 157 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 85 (0.54%) Android
8 75 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 59 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 56 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 51 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 44 (0.28%) VMS
13 33 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
15 26 (0.16%) CentOS
15 26 (0.16%) Solaris
16 16 (0.10%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.089%) AIX
17 14 (0.089%) HPUX
18 12 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,960 (31.40%) Agile
2 2,101 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,954 (12.37%) Project Management
4 1,865 (11.81%) DevOps
5 1,519 (9.62%) Change Management
6 1,498 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
7 1,419 (8.98%) CI/CD
8 1,373 (8.69%) Migration
9 1,355 (8.58%) Analytics
10 1,277 (8.08%) Scrum
11 1,153 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
12 1,145 (7.25%) Project Delivery
13 976 (6.18%) Software Engineering
14 944 (5.98%) Risk Management
15 904 (5.72%) Microservices
16 875 (5.54%) Decision-Making
17 857 (5.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 831 (5.26%) Programme Management
19 829 (5.25%) Asset Management
20 777 (4.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2,261 (14.31%) SQL
2 1,869 (11.83%) Python
3 1,682 (10.65%) Java
4 1,128 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1,046 (6.62%) C#
6 563 (3.56%) TypeScript
7 421 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 310 (1.96%) C++
9 256 (1.62%) C
10 252 (1.60%) Bash
11 227 (1.44%) Scala
12 198 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 189 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 175 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 169 (1.07%) Go
16 133 (0.84%) R
17 129 (0.82%) Perl
18 122 (0.77%) VBA
19 73 (0.46%) Ruby
20 69 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 886 (5.61%) Degree
2 627 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 501 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 206 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 180 (1.14%) PMP
6 165 (1.04%) CISSP
6 165 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 102 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 95 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 94 (0.60%) CISM
10 84 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 80 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 78 (0.49%) ACCA
13 77 (0.49%) CISA
14 76 (0.48%) CIMA
15 74 (0.47%) Master's Degree
16 72 (0.46%) APMP
17 69 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 63 (0.40%) ISEB
19 59 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (4.12%) PMO
2 603 (3.82%) QA
3 301 (1.91%) GDPR
4 287 (1.82%) Data Quality
5 193 (1.22%) SLA
6 188 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 165 (1.04%) NIST
8 101 (0.64%) IFRS
9 95 (0.60%) Accessibility
10 80 (0.51%) MiFID
11 73 (0.46%) PCI DSS
12 67 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 65 (0.41%) GRC
14 55 (0.35%) IFRS 17
15 49 (0.31%) ISO 20022
16 47 (0.30%) COBIT
17 41 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 36 (0.23%) EMIR
19 33 (0.21%) Solvency II
20 31 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 756 (4.79%) Docker
2 426 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 276 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 77 (0.49%) vSphere
6 63 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (0.35%) XenApp
8 50 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 50 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 44 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.23%) HDFS
11 26 (0.16%) Firmware
12 25 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 23 (0.15%) NFS
14 21 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 16 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
16 14 (0.089%) VMware NSX
17 9 (0.057%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 802 (5.08%) Kubernetes
2 726 (4.60%) Terraform
3 478 (3.03%) Ansible
4 131 (0.83%) SCCM
5 124 (0.79%) Puppet
6 82 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 77 (0.49%) Grafana
8 70 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
10 56 (0.35%) Prometheus
11 45 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
12 40 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 37 (0.23%) vCenter Server
14 36 (0.23%) Kibana
15 34 (0.22%) Packer
16 32 (0.20%) Istio
17 28 (0.18%) logstash
17 28 (0.18%) NetBackup
17 28 (0.18%) SCOM
18 22 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1,803 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 1,237 (7.83%) Oracle
3 1,152 (7.29%) SAP
4 395 (2.50%) VMware
5 383 (2.42%) Google
6 320 (2.03%) Cisco
7 301 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 285 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 229 (1.45%) Citrix
10 217 (1.37%) Databricks
11 193 (1.22%) Splunk
12 166 (1.05%) IBM
13 165 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 125 (0.79%) Bloomberg
15 117 (0.74%) Adobe
16 106 (0.67%) Workday
17 94 (0.60%) HP
18 88 (0.56%) Atlassian
18 88 (0.56%) Informatica
19 87 (0.55%) F5